Former captain and current President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly has received a major setback from the Calcutta High Court. High Court has fined Ganguly on a case related to land dispute. Ganguly will now have to pay Rs 10,000 as fine. This matter is related to Sourav Ganguly’s educational institution. The court has imposed the fine not only on Sourav Ganguly but also on the Bengal government and his housing corporation along with him. The Calcutta High Court has imposed Rs 10,000 on Ganguly and Rs 50,000 each on the government and his housing corporation. This whole matter is related to land dispute.
As per an India Today report, the former captain was wrongly allotted land for the school in the New Town area. Hearing a PIL filed in this regard, a division bench of Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arijit Banerjee said that there should be a definite policy in matters of allotment of land so that the government cannot interfere in such matters.
Let us tell you that in 2016, a PIL was filed in the court challenging the allotment of land, in which it was said that in this case, Sourav was given land without tender and at low cost. Seeing the growing controversy, Ganguly returned the land at that time. After this, a case was also registered regarding another land. The bench said that the amount of fine should be deposited with the West Bengal State Legal Services Authority within four weeks.